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Drew Brees: Why the Underrated Quarterback Will Solidify Elite Status in ’09

Article By on 27th June, 2009

... in 2001.

He was drafted in the second round by the San Diego Chargers, who did need help at the quarterback position.

In his rookie season, he did not get a shot of running the offense, appearing in only one game that season.

However, his work ethic landed him the starting gig in 2002 and he would never look back.

He threw for 3,284 yards, 17 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, a year which you could compare to the Ravens Joe Flacco that he had when taking his first snaps as quarterback.

The 2003 season worsened, as he threw for only 2,108 yards, 11 touchdowns, 15 interceptions and he had a passer rating of 67.5.

The organization began to think a new quarterback was needed and they went on to draft Philip Rivers.<...

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